Carol Services


Candelit carol services and Christmas concerts in churches, chapels, cathedrals, concert halls, theatres in North, South, East, West, Central, City of London and Home Counties, hire of carol singers for all occasions, carol singing at indoor and many outdoor venues including Trafalgar Square & Waterloo Station, community performances, choirs, festive song, sing along evenings, charity carols, children's crib services and nativity plays, multi faith celebrations for schools and other groups. Advent and Christmas carols open to all, some by ticket only, many free without need for tickets. Nearly all Christian places of worship in London will hold family and children's carol services and nativity plays leading up to Christmas.

    Lullaby Trust Carols by CandlelightFeatured
    The Lullaby Trust's annual Carols by Candlelight service is at St James’s Church Clerkenwell, an atmospheric evening of music & readings on Tuesday 5th December. Ticket proceeds go towards bereavement support & SIDS research.
    St James's Chuch, Clerkenwell
    EC1R 0EA
    0808 802 6869

    Dimbleby Cancer Care Carols by Candlelight 2017
    Christmas carols, music & readings at St Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey SE London, hosted by David & Jonathan Dimbleby with special guests & Farringtons junior choir. Informal festive drinks & mince pies, tickets from www.eventbrite.co.uk
    St Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey
    SE1 3UW
    020 7188 7889

    Westminster Abbey Advent & Christmas
    All are welcome to Westminster Abbey's Christmas services, candlelit late afternoon & evening services, day time family & children's carols, service of lessons & carols, crib service, midnight mass, Christmas Day eucharists, matins, evensong.
    Westminster
    SW1P 3PA
    020 7222 5152

    Traditional Carols by Candlelight, Royal Albert Hall
    The Royal Albert Hall welcomes the Mozart Festival Chorus & Orchestra for Christmas music by candlelight in 18th-century costume performing seasonal pieces: Corelli’s Christmas Concerto, Rutter's The Twelve Days of Christmas, pieces from Handel's Messiah.
    Kensington
    SW7 2AP
    020 7589 8212

    Children and the Arts Carol Concert
    Carol concert at Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Square in aid of The Prince's Foundation for Children and the Arts. Readers & performers this year include Felicity Jones, Adrian Lester, Ben Miller, Brian Blessed, Aled Jones, soprano Carly Paoli.
    Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Square
    SW1X 9BZ
    020 7730 4500

    Hillsong Carols
    Hillsong Christmas Carols at the SSE Arena Wembley is a family event, a spectacular creative production not to be missed.
    SSE Arena, Wembley
    HA9 0AA
    020 7384 9200

    Action On Hearing Loss Christmas Carols
    Action On Hearing Loss Candle-lit carol concert at St Bartholomew the Great church, Christmas carols & songs by Addison Singers & Blackheath Prep, inspirational readings by Louise Halvey Bill Oddie Scarlette Douglas Mat Gilbert. After service activities.
    St Bartholomew the Great Church, London
    EC1A 9DS
    020 3227 6177

    Street Child's Christmas Carol Concert
    An evening of festive cheer in the Tower of London's Chapel Royal with all proceeds going towards Street Child's Legacy of Ebola Appeal. Candlelit carols and traditional readings will be followed by mulled wine and mince pies.
    Tower of London
    EC3N 4AB
    020 7614 7696

    Trafalgar Square Carols
    From Monday 11 to Friday 22 December (except Tuesday 12th & Saturday 16th) 40 carol singing groups will gather beneath the famous Trafalgar Square Christmas tree to entertain & bring festive cheer, 4-8pm on weekdays & 2-6pm at weekends.
    Trafalgar Square, Westminster
    WC2N 5DN
    020 7983 4000

    Royal Holloway Lessons and Carols Service
    The gilded chapel at Royal Holloway in Egham, part of University of London, is a magical setting for their joyful traditional lessons and carol services in December. A free, but very popular, carol service so essential to pre-book.
    Egham
    TW20 0EX
    01784 443004


    Macmillan’s Carols by Candlelight
    This year is the 30th year of Macmillan’s Guards’ Chapel Christmas Carol Concert at Wellington Barracks Actors Dame Diana Rigg & Martin Clunes will perform readings & guests will be treated to a musical extravaganza.
    Guards’ Chapel, Birdcage Walk
    SW1E 6HQ
    020 7840 4800

    Carols For Christmas By Candlelight
    At St Martin-in-the-Fields Trafalgar Square, Andrew Earis conducts Leontovich's Carol Of The Bells, Ledger's Sussex Carol, Lauridsen's O Magnum Mysterium, Pearsall's In Dulci Jubilo and Rutter's Shepherd's Pipe Carol, plus other carols.
    St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square
    WC2N 4JH
    020 7766 1100

    Livability's Annual Christmas Carol Service 2017
    Livability's Annual Christmas Carol Service 2017 takes place at St Martin-in-the-Fields Church Trafalgar Square attracting large crowds, celebrity speakers, world class opera singers. Livability is a disability charity connecting people with communities.
    St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square
    WC2N 4JL
    020 7766 1100

    Christmas at St James's Piccadilly
    An extensive programme of Christmas events and carol concerts at St James's Piccadilly on Jermyn Street includes the special Carols for Shoppers, a free, fun, bustling, rustling carol service for those with or without shopping bags.
    Piccadilly
    W1J 9LL
    020 7734 4511

    Livability's Annual Christmas Carol Service 2017
    Livability's Annual Christmas Carol Service 2017 takes place at St Martin-in-the-Fields Church Trafalgar Square attracting large crowds, celebrity speakers, world class opera singers. Livability is a disability charity connecting people with communities.
    St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square
    WC2N 4JL
    020 7766 1100

    The Piccadilly Christmas Concert
    Led by Warren Mailley-Smith, piano & Susan Parkes, soprano with the Veles Ensemble, The Piccadilly Christmas Concert will be an unforgettable evening of Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Liszt, Pachelbel & more.
    St James's Church, Piccadilly
    W1J 9LL
    020 7766 1100

    Westminster Cathedral Carol Services
    Westminster Cathedral Central London, watch this space for details of this year's carol services.
    London
    SW1P 1QW
    020 7798 9055

    Battersea Dogs' and Cat's Home Christmas Carol Concert
    Battersea Dogs' and Cat's Home Christmas Carol Concert at St Luke's Church, Chelsea. Wrap up warm and enjoy a festive evening, joining the Home's family and friends, with mulled wine and mince pies for everyone.
    St Luke's Church, Chelsea
    SW3 6NH
    0843 509 4444

    The Mediaeval Baebes Christmas Carol Tour
    The Mediaeval Baebes will be performing Christmas carol classics from their top ten album Of Kings and Angels at Cecil Sharp House, Camden NW1.
    Cecil Sharp House, Regent's Park Road
    NW1 7AY
    020 7485 2206

    Hartley Voices Christmas Carollers
    Hartley Voices are much loved London based professional Christmas carollers for hire, their performances will warm your heart, lift your spirits, they sing a huge collection of fun, festive songs & all the best arrangements of traditional carols.
    Westminster
    WC2A 1AA
    020 7096 1637

    Adfam Carol Concert
    Fi Glover, Gina McKee, Martha Kearney lead the annual carol concert at the beautiful St Bride's Church on Fleet Street to raise money for AdFam, a charity dedicated to support the families of people suffering from drug & alcohol addictions.
    St Bride's Church, Temple
    EC4Y 8AU
    020 7427 0133

    St Martin-in-the-Fields
    Join St Martin-in-the-Fields this Advent and Christmas for carol services, events and concerts from the end of November on, seasonal specialities in the café and shop, proceeds to the annual Christmas Appeal.
    Trafalgar Square
    WC2N 4JJ
    020 7766 1100

    Christmas Inspire Carols 2017
    Get into the Christmas spirit at St Margaret's Church Westminster with a traditional carol service, carols for choir & congregation, real candle light, trumpets, favourite readings by special celebrity guests, collection for Kids Inspire.
    St Margaret's Church, Westminster Abbey
    SW1P 3PA
    01245 348707

    London’s Air Ambulance Christmas Carol Service
    London’s Air Ambulance Christmas Carol Service, festive song at their annual festive evening of song at St Andrew's Church, Holborn for family, friends, patients and colleagues, bringing everyone together to celebrate Christmas.
    St Andrew's Church, Holborn
    EC4A 3AB
    020 3023 3300

    Advent & Christmas - St Paul's Cathedral
    Truly festive Christmas carol concerts at St Paul's Cathedral throughout Advent, hear the message of the angels, choirs, readings & carols. Several charity services as well as St Paul's popular unticketed services, early arrival recommended.
    St Paul's Churchyard
    EC4M 8AD
    020 7246 8350

    Addison Singers - Carols for Choir & Audience
    Addison Oratorio & Chamber Choirs celebrate Christmas at St Michael & All Angels in Chiswick, carols for choirs & audience, sequence of carols set in medieval text, premiere of new piece by Martin Butler, pieces by Master of the Queen‘s Music Judith Weir.
    St Michael & All Angels Church, Chiswick
    W4 1TT
    07531 447960

    Kids for Kids Candlelit Christmas Concert
    Join Julie Etchingham, Patron of Kids for Kids, as hosts of a magical candlelit Christmas concert at St Peter’s, Eaton Square, C London. Celebrity readers include Joanna Lumley, Lord Cope, Timothy West, Miriam Margoyles.
    St Peter's Church, Belgravia
    SW1W 9AL
    07957 206440

    Temple Church Carol Services
    Temple Church's Advent & Christmas carol services, charity carol concert & carol sing-along are all a true delight, located in a picturesque courtyard between the Middle & Inner Temples. Children's nativity play - all welcome to take part.
    Fleet Street, Temple
    EC4Y 7BL
    020 7427 5641

    Royal Albert Hall with Jonathan Cohen
    Clap your hands, stamp your feet & sing your heart out, irrepressible showman Jonathan Cohen leads you through a fun-filled jamboree of his most-loved carols & all-time Christmas hits at the Royal Albert Hall.
    Kensington Gore
    SW7 2AP
    020 7589 8212

    The London Carol Singers
    London's quartet of classically-trained A Capella professional carol singers available for hire, graduates of top British music colleges. Tailored service & competitive rates for the quartet, duet carol performance or abridged opera.
    London

    Southwark Cathedral
    Candlelit carol concert in atmospheric Southwark Cathedral in support of Feed The Minds, small charity supporting communities across Africa & Asia. Family concert includes sing-alongs & classic carols from Quorum Chamber Choir. Book early.
    London Bridge
    SE1 9DA
    020 7367 6700

    Waterloo Christmas Carols
    Waterloo's first ever outdoor carols singalong on Lower Marsh this December, with choirs, members of the community, and people from all over London. Free, unticketed event.Downloadable lyric sheet.
    Lower Marsh
    SE1 7AB